Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on July 5, 2011.
Woman Killed at Grocery Store
A 64-year-old woman was shot and killed by two men Sunday night. She was confronted by the men near her car after she closed her Quick Check Grocery Store. The victim died at Baylor Hospital. Police are currently interviewing witnesses and following leads in the case. Please contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 214-373-8477 with any information.
One Burned in Dallas Senior Apartments Fire
One resident is being treated for burns after a fire in a Dallas high-rise apartment complex for senior citizens. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says the woman suffered second- and third-degree burns in the fire Tuesday morning. Evans says the woman, whose name was not immediately released, has been transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.Investigators say the fire apparently started in a fourth-floor unit of 12-story Dickinson Place, which promotes itself as an affordable housing complex. Some residents were evacuated, as a precaution. The cause of the blaze is sought.
Body Found in Plano Parking Lot
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death of a man found in West Plano Monday morning. His body was found in a truck outside of a Kroger store on Dallas Parkway. "The victim was an adult male, but his age is unable to be determined at this time," said Plano police spokesman David Tilley, according to Star Local News. "The victim's race was also unable to be determined when his body was discovered. The body had been there for quite some time and decomposition had begun to set in.” The body was discovered by an officer during a routine check of the parking lot.
Sail Boat Capsizes on White Rock Lake
It was a close call for one holiday boater on White Rock Lake Monday. Dallas Fire and Rescue was called to help a man after his boat capsized near the cove on West Lawther Drive in Dallas. Fortunately the boater was wearing a life jacket. A kayaker saw it all happen and paddled out to help. “People say we're a friendly city and that's why, ya know we're willing to help each other. People are willing to go help each other in the middle of some stress there,” said Battalion Chief Stuart Grunt.
Fort Worth Man Survives Shotgun Blast
An 18-year-old Fort Worth man is recovering from a shotgun blast to his back. The victim, Jerardo Miramontes was shot Monday afternoon while in his mother’s truck near Echo Lake according to The Star Telegram. Police haven’t named any suspects and according to witnesses, a fight over a woman may have caused the argument.